University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course is designed to give you the chance to study the scientific basis of medical microbiology and some of the specialist areas within it. You will be encouraged to gain greater awareness of the importance and role of medical microbiology within biomedical sciences, and of the ethical and safety issues relevant to working in the field of medical microbiology.

Course Modules

Core modules: clinical aspects of microbial physiology and chemotherapy; infectious diseases and public health; molecular science and diagnostics; postgraduate research methods; postgraduate project. Optional modules: automation in biomedical sciences; communicating science; extended postgraduate project; immunopathology; molecular bioinformatics; principles of molecular medicine; systems biology.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree in biomedical sciences or in a closely related subject, a professional qualification of equivalent status and relevant work experience, a postgraduate certificate in biomedical science with a medical microbiology specialism, or an equivalent qualification. Applicants for the part'time mode of study should be working in a relevant area and should have written support from their employer both for day release and to indicate that facilities will be available in their workplace for the research project. Candidates whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in all components (or equivalent).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,500  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,075  Credit module. First year home fees